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Guy Leschziner

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Dr. Guy Leschziner works as a consultant neurologist at London Bridge Hospital, the Cromwell Hospital and within the Department of Neurology and Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. He is clinical lead for the Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy's Hospital, one of Europe's largest sleep units. Dr. Leschziner is also Reader in Neurology at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London. He currently undertakes general neurology clinics and specialist clinics for sleep disorders and epilepsy.

Dr. Leschziner completed medical school at Magdalen College, Oxford, and Imperial College at St Mary's. After general medical training, he went on to complete a PhD in the genetics of epilepsy and drug management at Imperial College and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge. Leschziner lectures regularly and has ongoing research interests in narcolepsy, epilepsy, sleepwalking, Kleine-Levin syndrome and restless leg syndrome. He am currently principal investigator or collaborator in several multi-centre studies involving seizures, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease,narcolepsy, non-REM parasomnias, REM sleep behaviour disorder and insomnia. Dr. Leschziner has recently presented a three part series on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service on the brain and sleep - "Mysteries of Sleep". He has also recently filmed "The Secrets of Sleep" for Channel 4 Television.

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